Today I’m popping in to share my post for the current challenge at Unstampabelles #97 here
If you have been following me for sometime you would know Ms E (20) is always forward and specific in her requests for cards. Well we have hit a new level. I was requested to make a card by her friend’s boyfriend to give to the said friend for her 21st! Follow?
How could I say no.
I started by heat embossing “s” a number of times onto orange card stock which I then punched out with 3/4″ circle punch. These were added to the main card front with some being added with foam tape. Some of you may be wondering what the “s” circle things are. Ms A (11) thought they were bubbles! and Ms S (16) thought they were smarties. She was pretty close – the request was for orange skittles. I believe Smarties don’t have an “s”. I thought there maybe to many skittles, but the response I got was “you can’t have too many skittles”
The sentiments and die cuts are from various sets from papersmooches, PTI, Uniko and Stampin UP!. And as requested I stamped words on the inside of the card.
I will link this up to the current challenge at Seize the birthday here – Anything Goes
One of the ladies I know is collecting hats for prem babies. I used a pattern from the Craftsy website here by Charm knits and another pattern I am not sure where I got it from. Thank you to the designers for their patterns.
Until next time
Thanks for visiting
Today we had a small family celebratory lunch for one of my husband’s brothers who recently turned 50.
He is a teacher so Papersmooches Smarty pants seemed the right choice. I coloured the pencils with alcohol markers after stamping with memento tuxedo black ink. Ms A (11) had a lot of fun directing me to which combinations I should use! The sentiments are from Papersmooches Digits and the numbers are die cut using Papersmooches Numbers die. The sentiment was originally to be one panel but you may have guessed I needed to seperate to fit on the card front. What was that my Dad use to say? “measure twice cut once!” Anyway I’m sure if I didn’t mention you would all think this is how I intended the card to be.
I am linking this up to Kathy’s 30 day colour challenge here
and Virginia’s View Challenge here
Last week I had 2 occasions for sympathy cards.
I used Inspired by stamping Big Notes III and SU Botanical Builder Framelits.
In my last post I mentioned a recent trip to Bendigo.
Here is a pic of my purchase at Bendigo Woollen Mills…
At some time in the future a jumper for me, a cardi for Ms E and 3 pairs of socks. The light grey is the new Savanna, the darker grey is Aurora and sock yarn (one undyed and 2 dyed). My current knitting project is a jumper for Ms A (11) in BWM Bold Bamboo Rouge.
Until next time
Today I have another 21st card to share.
I am linking up to the following challenges
Scrapbook Boutique June Mood Board here
Happy Little Stampers – Anything goes with dies here
Seize the Birthday – Anything Goes here
As usual Ms E (20) had a specific request to incorporate bowling. Not having any bowling stamps and deciding punch art was a little too fiddly I came across some digital images here. Thank you Imogen. I also used Papersmooches Digits stamp set and Numbers die. A little colouring on the pins with copics before adding to card front with foam tabs. It was sunny yesterday when I took the pic you can see a little shadow on the card front.
My first thoughts when I saw the SBB challenge board was to create a card with a black lab – we have a very young at heart black lab. During the week she had her annual check up. For a senior she acted more like a very energetic pup! She must have a great memory too because she kept sitting without instruction to be rewarded with treats from the vet.
Until next time
If you haven’t heard the Crafting with Dragonflies challenge blog is back.
First challenge can be found here
I am happy to hear Hilde is upto running this again.
It was a little prompt for me to get some butterflies who have been sitting on my workspace onto a card!
So while I was linking up to this challenge I will also link up to the Stamp Ink Paper Challenge here
I stamped these butterflies a couple of weeks ago and that was as far as I got. I have been busy knitting and haven’t got back to my workspace.
I started with a whisper white thick card base. The butterflies are stamped from SU Watercolor Wings in crushed curry marker, daffodil delight ink and memento tuxedo black ink onto a scrap of whisper white cardstock.
I then die cut with the co ordinating framelits. I finished the buttefly with black rhinestones. The pattern paper is from SU Cherry on top mounted onto black cardstock. The sentiment is from SU Butterfly Basics.
As I had a few more butterflies cut out I created a couple more cards.
and to finish off today
Mr 17 has an 18th this weekend and needed a card. I coloured this Jane’s Doodles digital image some time ago with alcohol markers and he picked this for the card front.
I finished off with Papersmooches Digits and numbers dies and mounted onto co ordinating cardstock.
I hope you have a great weekend planned.
This morning I have been marshaling at a walk-a-thon for Ms 10. Tomorrow we have only 2 games of netball (down from 4). Ms 15 & Ms 19’s team is in the first preliminary final. To round out the weekend we have a few parties and the normal mum’s taxi service will be running.
Hope to be back soon with some more creations.
I have just committed myself to an Artisan Market in my local area. Will post details later.
Thanks for stopping
Ms 9 had a birthday party last Sunday and as you would guess none of the cards I had on hand were suitable.
She did like a butterfly card I made a little while ago so we used that as a sketch and changed the colours and altered a few things.
Here is the original card
original post can be found here
And the new one
I used Uniko English Country Garden – butterflies stamped on to vellum coloured on the reverse with markers and wink of stella on top. Other stamps used were Papersmooches Digits and PTI Little Lady. I added a little punched vellum butterfly just before the sentiment. I popped the card front up with foam tabs this time and used a scrap of patterned paper along the edge of the card.
I am linking this up to the current challenge at Uniko anything goes
Thanks for taking a peek.
I am joining in at Papersmooches Sparks Challenge – a sketch challenge
I have made this card for a friend of Miss S (13) . The birthday girl likes owls and cupcakes. So I have used Papersmooches Geographic for the background stamped using Stampin UP! tempting turquoise onto American Crafts Powder cardstock which was mounted onto brown cardstock. The main images are from Papersmooches Chubby Chums and Hullabaloo coloured with alcohol markers and finished with glossy accents and clear wink of stella glitter brush. The sentiment panel was die cut using Die namics greeting frame and stamped in versafine onyx black ink with a sentiment from Papersmooches Digits stamp set. The ribbon threaded through the greeting is from my stash. Got the approval of Miss S – and she kept an eye on the progress!
Enjoy what is left of your weekend
Miss E (17) has an 18th Birthday Party in a few weeks. Not your normal 18th – this one is high tea and the birthday girl has requested cook books. So you will see I have made a card along those lines. I came across a video of this card a couple of days ago and have made a variation of it. I also made a book mark – to go with the cook book she has requested!
I have used products including American Crafts CS, October Afternoon farmhouse 8×8 patterned paper, SU Pool Party Ribbon, ABS Twine, Papersmooches Digits (for the sentiment), Do Crafts Tag die, PTI Tremendous treats Birthday, Memory Box large Alphabet, SU a 3/8″ square punch, EK Success 1 1/4″ square punch and MFT Always tea time die.
and the back of the card I made differently than the video & inspiration as Miss E wanted a larger space to write on!
I am linking this up to the following challenges
Crafting with Dragonflies – Unusual Fold
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes
Moxiefab Birthday Card Challenge
Original Video here
and Inspiration from Tanya Bell
Thanks for stopping to take a peek.